[Coral-List] FW: Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science - Master's of Professional Science

John McManus jmcmanus at rsmas.miami.edu
Thu Nov 18 15:58:10 EST 2010

From: Richardson, Jill L [mailto:jrichardson at miami.edu] 

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to a new, exciting
graduate degree program in Marine Science at the University of Miami's
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS): the Master's of
Professional Science (MPS).
The MPS is an innovative graduate degree at the University of Miami intended
for students who seek advanced training in the marine science and
conservation fields, as well as the development of workplace skills highly
valued by employers. The MPS program prepares students for science careers
in business, government, or non-profit organizations where employment
demands are growing. The curriculum is structured to allow students to
complete their degree in as little as 12-15 months, with the training and
real-world experience necessary for employment in entry to mid-level
positions in today's professional job market.
The curriculum combines rigorous study in select areas of marine and
atmospheric science with interdisciplinary coursework in business, public
health, communications, law and other professional domains.  In place of a
research-based thesis, all MPS students complete a 3-9 month internship in a
business, government, or public sector enterprise, where they learn to apply
their skills in a "hands-on" setting. All MPS graduates must complete 30
credits, consisting of 24 credits of graduate coursework and 6 credits of
internship training. Please be advised that this program is self-funded.
Applications for Fall 2011 will be accepted starting February 1st, 2011 and
will be evaluated on a rolling basis until June 1st, 2011.  Tracks to be
offered in the Fall include:
Marine Science
*       Tropical Marine Ecosystem Management
*       Integrated Coastal Zone Management
*       Fisheries Science
*       Aquaculture
*       Marine Conservation
*       Marine Mammal Science
*       Oceans and Human Health

Meteorology and Physical Oceanography
*       Broadcast Meteorology
*       Computational Meteorology and Oceanography
*       Weather, Climate and Society
*       Weather Forecasting

For more information regarding coursework, prerequisites, and application
instructions, please visit our web page - http://mps.rsmas.miami.edu/

Jill Richardson, Ph.D.
Faculty/Director of Master's of Professional Science
Department of Marine and Atmospheric Science
RSMAS, University of Miami
(305) 284-2180
jrichardson at miami.edu

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